No canary pie for the whites this weekend, but a goal a game man saves the day and keeps the clubs push for promotion on track.
Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Davide Somma again came off the bench and scored yet another important goal for the “Mighty Whites” as the home sides promotion aspirations were kept alive with an entertaining 2-2 draw.
Leeds will be kicking themselves as they could have been at least three goals up by half time, the woodwork denied both Jonny Howson and Luciano Becchio. Somma has started to have the tag of impact sub by the Leeds fans; However Simon Grayson was quick to play down this after the game;
“He’s got a fantastic attitude, he works ever so hard and is a massive team player and I wouldn’t say he’s best coming off the bench because he scores for us when he starts as well”.
“He appreciates what we’ve done for him in terms of bringing him to this football club, of what he can be and what we’ve made him”.
“But he’s a great lad to work with and I’m sure he’ll only get better. I don’t know his goals ratio to minutes he’s spent on the pitch, but it can’t be far away from a goal a game now.”Davide is now averaging a goal every 84 minutes of play this season (thanks to @optajoe for this stat). With a majority of the 12 goals scored coming from the bench.
Saturday’s result should go down as a point gained rather than two points lost. When playing against a fellow promotion candidate it is important to put in a performance and gain points from these big matches.
After Saturday’s matches Leeds remain in the last play-off spot and only two points behind Norwich and Cardiff. United have some winnable games coming up so it was important that Grayson’s man kept in touch at the top.